Total drinks industry deals for Q1 2020 worth $5.69bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 462.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 26.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.5bn.

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In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 1.6% over the last four-quarter average with 131 deals against the average of 129 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.34bn.

Drinks industry deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five drinks deals accounted for 96.1% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

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The combined value of the top five drinks deals stood at $5.47bn, against the overall value of $5.69bn recorded for the month.

The top five drinks industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PepsiCo’s $3.85bn acquisition of Rockstar

2) The $957.82m acquisition of Primo Water by Cott

3) WESTROCK COFFEE’s $405m acquisition of S&D Coffee

4) The $172.43m private equity deal with Treasury Wine Estates by BlackRock

5) SNJ Distilleries’ acquisition of Empee Distilleries for $84.83m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.